KBO Championship odds saw a jump near the top of the odds heading into the weekend, as the red-hot Kiwoom Heroes leapfrogged the Doosan Bears for second place in the KBO betting odds. The league-leading NC Dinos held firm at the top of the KBO odds, but they aren't quite as a big a favorite to win the KBO title as they previously were.
Here are the odds to win the Korean Series, as of July 2.
Who is the favorite to win the 2020 KBO championship?
The NC Dinos continue to pace the KBO with a 34-15 record, courtesy of taking two out of three games from the Lotta Giants this week. They still hold a three-game lead in the standings over second-place Kiwoom, and maintain their standing as the team to beat in Korean baseball going into their weekend set with the Kia Tigers.
Last season's Korean Series runners-up, the Kiwoom Heroes are the hottest team in the league. After winning two of their three games against the Doosan Bears this week, they have now won 12 of their last 14 games. Kiwoom is the only other team besides the Dinos to reach the 30-win plateau so far, and have finally displaced the Bears from the No. 2 spot on the odds board, taking that position for themselves at +400. They're also getting a big boost this month, with the impending arrival of former MLB all-star Addison Russell.
The Doosan Bears are the defending KBO champions and have won the KBO Championship in three of the last five seasons (finishing in second place during the other two years). They dropped two out of three last weekend to the Dinos, and followed that by losing two games to Kiwoom. They're still an upper-echelon team, but back-to-back series losses to the clubs above them in the standings send a strong message — that they deserve to slip to the third spot on the odds board at +650, just ahead of the LG Twins, who are fourth in the KBO standings at +700 after going 3-7 in their last 10 games.
KBO Championship betting odds
|Team||Odds to win the KBO Championship||Preseason Odds|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings
Who are the past winners of the Korean Series Championship?
|2019||Doosan Bears||Kiwoom Heroes|
|2018||SK Wyverns||Doosan Bears|
|2017||Kia Tigers||Doosan Bears|
|2016||Doosan Bears||NC Dinos|
|2015||Doosan Bears||Samsung Lions|
|2014||Samsung Lions||Nexen Heroes|
|2013||Samsung Lions||Doosan Bears|
|2012||Samsung Lions||SK Wyverns|
|2011||Samsung Lions||SK Wyverns|
|2010||SK Wyverns||Samsung Lions|
How to bet KBO championship betting odds
The most popular KBO futures bet is selecting the winner of the Korean Series Championship, a seven-game series that takes place at the culmination of the KBO League playoffs. Odds for this wager usually come out soon after the previous season's championship.
Once the season begins, KBO championship odds will be adjusted as teams win and lose games, and as players get hurt or suspended. Odds will also change based on handle and liability to certain teams.
Korean Series odds will usually look like this:
- Kiwoom Heroes +450
This means that on a $100 bet, you'll stand to profit $450 if the Heroes win the Korean Series. If it's close to the end of the regular season or during the playoffs and there is a very dominant team, you might see a minus sign (-) ahead of their odds.
- Doosan Bears -120
This means that you would need to bet $120 to win $100 on a Bears championship.
Above we have posted the American odds for KBO betting. However, these are easy to convert to decimal odds or fractional odds with our odds converter tool.
Where can I bet on Korean baseball odds?
While not every online and casino sportsbook will carry odds for the KBO League, many do, especially those looking to take baseball betting action with the 2020 MLB season on hiatus. Check out the best sportsbooks available where you live and see what KBO odds they have available.